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Six aligned planets will be visible in the sky of Ecuador early this Friday, according to the OAQ

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During the early morning of this June 24an almost perfect alignment will occur between 6 planets of the Solar System and the natural satellite the Moon. According to the Quito Astronomical Observatory of the National Polytechnic School, the astronomical event It can be observed from Ecuador.

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The great planetary alignment. Credit: Stellarium-OAQ

This planetary parade will have its greatest splendor on the morning of June 24, details the Starwalk Space portal. It is indicated that Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn will be visible to the naked eye.

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The planetary lineup will be headed by one of the titans of our solar system, Saturnthe same one that will make its appearance on the horizon around 10:45 p.m. (Ecuador time) on the night of June 23will then appear Jupiter, Mars, the Moon, Uranus, Venus and finally Mercurythe latter will appear on the horizon around 05h20 (Ecuador time) on Friday, June 24.

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The ideal time to observe the full planetary alignment it is from 05h20 (Ecuador time). In addition, the use of binoculars, telescopes or additional elements is not required, since most of the planets can be seen with the naked eye, with the exception of Uranus.

From the Astronomical Observatory of Quito they recommend observing from places free from city light pollution and whenever the weather conditions are right.

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A planetary conjunction or an alignment occurs when two or more planets appear close to each other in the sky. Such proximity of planets is an optical illusion because they are actually very far from each other.

From an astronomical point of view, a conjunction occurs when celestial objects share the same right ascension (equivalent to the longitude on the Earth’s surface projected onto the celestial sphere) or ecliptic longitude on the sky (which is an imaginary line marking the apparent path of the Sun across the sky for one year. Ecliptic longitude is measured along the ecliptic due east from the Sun’s position at the March equinox). (YO)

Source: Eluniverso

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